Hiring Alyssa for partial wedding planning and design services was easily one of the best decisions we made. She took my often poorly articulated, vague ideas of what I wanted the wedding to be like and made them not only real, but even better ...
than I had imagined. Our wedding really was perfect, and I can’t imagine what it would have been like without her.
Throughout the entire process, we were constantly impressed by how she managed to be incredibly kind and accommodating, but also pragmatic and efficient. From our first conversation with her, it was obvious that she had a can-do attitude and paid close personal attention to her clients. She was very flexible on her level of involvement and was happy to tailor a contract specifically to our needs, in stark contrast to other wedding planners we talked to who were strictly full-service or day-of only. We had already selected a venue, and it was agreed that we would take the lead on finding a DJ and photographer, but beyond that, Alyssa was involved in every other aspect, including coordinating with the venue and all of the vendors as the day approached. I gave her bits and pieces of elements I liked and she came back to us with stationary options, furniture ideas and vendor quotes and contracts. During an early meeting I gave her a scrap of paper torn from a magazine with an arrangement I liked and she came back with a floral design that intermixed that arrangement with candles and other florals for our table centerpieces. For all of the details, she really understood and adapted to our taste and aesthetic preferences, even though they were different than previous weddings she had done.
Whenever we talked with Alyssa, we felt like ours was the only wedding she was planning - that we had her complete, undivided attention. We appreciated this the most even in her small acts, like her thoughtful suggestion of using Romanian ceramic dishes as our guest favors (part of our family heritage) and finding an Etsy shop in France that would sell them in bulk. There were so many moments like this where she demonstrated her willingness to go above and beyond to make our wedding amazing. When we forgot to give her pens to go with our guest book on the wedding day, they magically appeared at the venue - it wasn’t until later that we realized that she had brought her own pens so that we would have one less thing to worry about. Needless to say, she ran the wedding day subtly and perfectly. Behind the scenes, she made sure that every detail was in place so that we could focus entirely on our family, friends, and each other. At the end of everything, we are happy to say that we consider Alyssa more than our wedding planner, but a friend (and a bit of a wedding magician).